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Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Public Health and Environmental Microbiology) in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health and School of Energy and Environment (Joint Appointment) [Ref. E/272/09]

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is one of the world’s leading universities, known for innovation, creativity and research.  We are now seeking exceptional scholars to join us as Assistant Professors/Associate Professors/Professors/Chair Professors (on substantiation-track) in all academic fields with special focuses on One Health, Digital Society, Smart City, Matter, Brain, and related interdisciplinary areas.  Research fields of particular interest include, but not limited to:

  • biomedical science and engineering
  • computer science and data science
  • neuroscience and neural engineering
  • bio-statistics and AI-healthcare
  • smart/semi-conductor manufacturing
  • AI/robotics/autonomous systems
  • aerospace and microelectronics engineering
  • energy generation and storage
  • digital business and innovation management
  • fintech and business analytics
  • computational social sciences
  • digital humanities
  • digital and new media
  • law and technology
  • private law
  • healthy, smart and sustainable cities

Successful candidates should have a demonstrated ability to build a world-class research programme related to CityU’s strategic research areas, plus a commitment to education and student mentorship.  Candidates must possess a doctorate in their respective field by the time of appointment.

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Applications are invited for the above posts:

The Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health and the School of Energy and Environment at City University of Hong Kong jointly invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of public health microbiology.  The position is part of the strategic development of both academic units to strengthen research and education related to microbiology.

Duties

The appointee is expected to pursue microbiology research in the context of public health and the environment. Research topics, including but not limited to detection, transmission, mitigation and/or control of infectious diseases, are of interests.  We welcome research that involves field observation, laboratory experimentation and/or theoretical modeling.  Candidates with a background in life sciences or engineering that fits the research theme are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research programme and provide excellent teaching at all levels.  The candidate should be able to complement existing expertise both within and outside the two academic units.

Requirements

A PhD in Public Health/Environmental Health/Microbiology or a related discipline, with experience in studying public health in an environmental context.  Candidates should have demonstrable evidence of research success (including the ability to obtain research funding), strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively as a member of an academic team, and an ability to deliver courses in English.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance.  Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application

Further information on the posts and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : hrojob@cityu.edu.hk/Fax : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311].

To apply, please submit a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a detailed research plan (3 pages maximum), a teaching philosophy statement and plan (2 pages maximum), and a list of three referees through the website: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/provost/global-recruiting/Applications will receive full consideration until the position is filled.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

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